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Celebrating recipients and nominees of the 2021 Graduate Student Recognition Awards

Join us online to celebrate the achievements of McMaster’s graduate student community with a written tribute, a quick note of congratulations or a virtual high five on the Graduate Student Recognition Awards Kudoboards. These annual community-based awards highlight excellence in teaching, communicating research, community building and leadership, supervision and mentorship by faculty, as well as […]

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Nominations are open for Graduate Student Recognition Awards

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During the past 18 months, our graduate community has been impacted by COVID-19 in so many ways – new challenges for our graduate researchers, TA’s, athletes, support staff and supervisors. But with the challenges have come the discovery of new ways to help our community thrive. Grad students have found creative means to connect with […]

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McMaster’s newest graduate Wilson Scholars begin their programs this September

Three graduate Wilson Leaders have been selected for an intensive leadership development program, starting in September. The program will start virtually and, if safety allows, become a hybrid program. The pandemic did not slow down applications. This year saw more than 100 graduate applicants, including several prospective graduate students from outside McMaster. Sarah Adjekum, Hanna […]

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Celebrating our newest Vanier Scholars and Banting Fellow!

Seven McMaster graduate students from across the university have been awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students. Each Vanier Scholar will receive $50,000 a year, for up to three years. Our newest Vanier Scholars Sophie Ngana, Biochemistry and biomedical sciences Ngana’s research focuses on Parkinson’s Disease, […]

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Application deadline extended for Open Educational Resources Grant Program

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Deadline for application is extended to June 4. A grant program that makes it easier for McMaster University instructors to create and integrate free, high-quality online textbooks and other digital educational materials into their teaching is back for a second year, with an increased amount of total funding available. The Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant […]

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“I have met with some incredible mentors”

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Wilson Leader and doctoral student Michelle Ogrodnik shares her thoughts on winning the Wilson Leadership Scholar Award, valued at up to $25,000. The award also includes a leadership development and career launcher program. Applications for the graduate stream of the WLSA are due March 29, and more information is available at What has been […]

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Engineering launches Fellowships with partnering universities to increase diversity in engineering, technology

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The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has partnered with five other Ontario universities to release new fellowships to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering. Nationwide, Indigenous and Black Engineering faculty members are poorly represented. The Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowships aim to address […]

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Nominations open for annual Graduate Student Recognition Awards

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Has your supervisor played a pivotal role in your graduate experience? Perhaps one of your teaching assistants made a difference and deserves kudos for all that hare work. Do you know a grad student-athlete who has made an outstanding contribution as a team builder? Nominations are now open for the annual McMaster Graduate Student Recognition […]

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New MacDATA fellows ready to tease new insights out of complex data

Seven graduate students have received fellowships from McMaster’s MacDATA Institute to pursue interdisciplinary projects that apply data analysis, collection and curation methodologies to a number of areas, including water quality monitoring, children’s mental health outcomes and brain activity in PTSD, among others. […]

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Call open for MacDATA graduate fellowship

The advent of large collection of data and ensuing development in data analysis techniques has made collaboration between data scientists and content experts necessary for cutting-edge research. Furthermore, there is a need for trainees to be exposed to both aspects of such research, namely for data science trainees to learn about real life practical projects […]

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